Size Matters: Making Sure The Font Fits!

Our name labels are designed to be small and discrete, which means that there is a limited amount of space for adding text.

The system we use to print our labels is set up to select the biggest possible font size that will allow all of the requested characters to fit neatly onto each name label.

This means that the FONT SIZE is directly determined by the NUMBER OF CHARACTERS you request.

While most of our customers request the same format (first name on the first line, surname on the second line), some of our customers want to add extra bits of information, want to share labels between two or more people, or simply want to make sure that they get the biggest font size possible.

So here’s our list of things to think about when you are requesting your text:

  • If a big font is a must, keep it short and simple.
    To get the biggest font size possible you should choose the “Text On One Line” option and enter one name only (either a first name OR a surname). The single word will then be printed in the biggest possible font size that still fits onto the label. If you request just a surname, this also means that you can share a pack between family members.
  • If you are requesting double barrelled first names and/or surnames use two lines.
  • If you are requesting a name and a piece of contact information use two lines.
    This works best if you enter the name on the first line and the contact information (e.g. a phone number or an address) on the second line.
  • If you are requesting two names on the same set, use the top line for one name and the bottom line for the second name OR enter the first names on the top line and the surname on the bottom line.

If you have any concerns about the amount of text you would like printing on your name labels, please get in touch with us. In some cases, we are able to manually edit orders to create a better font size than that selected automatically by the system.

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